12 October 2009

Layout: Prairie in Early June

I firmly believe that part of being a scrapbooker is dealing with the tough subjects we all face in our lives. Sure, it's easier to make layouts of band concerts and kitty antics, but I want my scrapbooks to be an honest representation of life.

It's easier said than done, though. Although it's been over a year since my mom passed away, I have yet to scrapbook any photos of her. I need a few more months to be able to handle those photos and write about them with the perspective of time. It has also been difficult for me to work with photos from the weeks just prior to and following her passing. So I've been skipping over them for the time being, knowing I'll come back to them in time.

But this past week, I ran across a prairie collage I had posted on my blog a couple of weeks after Mom passed away. I had already written the journaling, so putting together the layout seemed like something I could handle emotionally. I decided to give it a try.

While it's just a start, it's good and important to document this very significant time in my life.

As a side note, I had to smile while I was working on this page, because the hoarded striped paper I used on my daughter's recent "Last First Day" layout worked for this one, too. And I still have plenty left!


Heather said...

Very pretty! I know what you mean about dealing with the loss of your mom and giving yourself time... Hugs to you!

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful collage and journaling.

Connie said...

The journaling brought tears to my eyes, but it was something I needed to hear, too. {{{HUGS}}}

Cheri said...

Such a beautiful page, but it's the journaling that really speaks out here.